What is Keyboard Encounters?
Keyboard Encounters is an innovative course of piano-style instruction where tradition and technology meet in harmony.
Geared towards people 10 years of age to adult and with the emphasis on hands-on learning supported by the Yamaha ARIUS™ digital piano, Keyboard Encounters provides an ideal setting in which to develop your musical creativity. Keyboard Encounters is a proven and successful music course that has helped thousands to learn to play and enjoy the piano.
In the weeks following the start of class you’ll learn…
|Songs in all styles that you have dreamed of playing, including popular, classical, country, blues and jazz.|
|Fingerobics™ – Special keyboard excercises that develop finger dexterity.|
|Music reading, notation and theory.|
|Ensemble playing – group musical experiences that help develop your own playing skills.|
|How to plan and evaluate your progress.|
How is the Course Taught?
Keyboard Encounters students are grouped according to age, musical background and goals.
You can enter this flexible course at any level, depending on your musical experience. Your teacher has been trained by Yamaha to work with students of all ages and abilities, and can help you decide which level to join.
Why Learn in a Group?
Playing in a group in musically satisfying.
Most music is performed in groups, such as bands, orchestras and choirs. Learning together strengthens individual rhythm skills and listening habits and develops confidence. Keyboard Encounters students who wish to share their music with the rest of the class will have the opportunity to perform solos.
“Play It Yourself” activities are designed so you can tailor your learning to meet your musical goals on the instrument of your choice.
What Instrument Will I Play in Class?
Classrooms are equipped with Yamaha ARIUS™ digital pianos.
These keyboards never need tuning yet rival the sound and feel of acoustic pianos. Realistic instrument voices, plus record and playback features, make them perfect instruments for learning. Accompaniment software, developed especially for Keyboard Encounters and the ARIUS™, encourages your progress and makes playing more fun.
Find out more about Yamaha ARIUS digital pianos by clicking here.